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Bossypants | [Tina Fey]

Bossypants

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update," before "Sarah Palin," Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV. She has seen both these dreams come true. At last, Tina Fey's story can be told....
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Why we think it's Essential - Witty, finely-crafted, and meant to be heard, Bossypants is one of my favorite audiobooks of all time. Tina Fey knows how to deliver a good punch-line – and does so hilariously throughout her memoir. Her self-deprecating humor shines through, and this half-memoir, half-stand-up routine left me laughing for all in the subway car to hear. From her days in the Second City comedy troupe, to Saturday Night Live, to Hollywood, Fey's stories and memories will leave you in stitches. —Jess

Publisher's Summary

Before Liz Lemon, before "Weekend Update", before "Sarah Palin", Tina Fey was just a young girl with a dream: a recurring stress dream that she was being chased through a local airport by her middle-school gym teacher. She also had a dream that one day she would be a comedian on TV.

She has seen both of those dreams come true.

At last, Tina Fey's story can be told. From her youthful days as a vicious nerd to her tour of duty on Saturday Night Live; from her passionately halfhearted pursuit of physical beauty to her life as a mother eating things off the floor; from her one-sided college romance to her nearly fatal honeymoon - from the beginning of this paragraph to this final sentence.

Tina Fey reveals all, and proves what we've all suspected: you're no one until someone calls you bossy.

Includes special, never-before-solicited opinions on breastfeeding, princesses, Photoshop, the electoral process, and Italian rum cake!

PLEASE NOTE: When you purchase this title, the accompanying reference material will be available in your My Library section along with the audio.

©2011 Tina Fey (P)2011 Hachette Audio

What the Critics Say

"I hope that's not really the cover. That's really going to hurt sales." (Don Fey, Father of Tina Fey)

"Do not print this glowing recommendation of Tina Fey's book until I've been dead a hundred years." (Mark Twain)

"Hilarious and insightful. Laugh-out-loud funny - oh no, a full moon. No! Arrgh! Get away from me! Save yourself!" (A Guy Turning into a Werewolf)

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    Brad NASHVILLE, TN, United States 04-21-12
    Brad NASHVILLE, TN, United States 04-21-12 Member Since 2015
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    "More than just funny. Smart and inspiring."
    What made the experience of listening to Bossypants the most enjoyable?

    She's a great narrator. And she customized the book to reflect the audiobook format in places. It really felt like she cared about the format enough to make it its own piece of work.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Bossypants?

    Talking about management and what she learned from Lorne Michaels.


    Have you listened to any of Tina Fey’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first, but I hope there are more to come.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Keeping it real in the unreal world of film and TV.


    Any additional comments?

    Get it now.

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    Catherine 04-19-12
    Catherine 04-19-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Better than I had hoped!"

    Tina Fey is a very funny woman and a touching writer. Her book is honest and bright and quirky. Since she is an actress, her performance for her own work is outstanding, unlike virtually every other author-read audiobook I have listened to. (Pet peeve: Authors who read their own audiobooks. Sigh.) This was a pleasure to listen to and I had several laugh out loud moments, as well as several "Oh, yeah, I've been there" moments. There were, however, no stifling, OMG, cross-your-legs-while-laughing-in-public type moments that I have had while listening to a Ricky Gervais podcast or a J. Maarten Troost book...but still...very, very funny and worth the money or credit. I didn't give the story five stars just because her section about her life as a writer at SNL kind of dragged on...don't get me wrong, it was interesting and probably the kind of stuff that most people want to listen to, but I didn't like it as much as other parts of the book.

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    Pandora Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 04-19-12
    Pandora Victoria, British Columbia, Canada 04-19-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Not as Funny as I'd Hoped"

    I was surprised to discover I didn't find Tina Fey's book as funny as I thought I would. As a formerly obese adolescent truly versed in what it is to be loathsome and outcaste, I didn't really buy her self deprecating humor, and all the stories and characters she seemed to take as knee slappers and whacky, were just kind of not all that special. There were parts that were motivational, and the book really picked up once she got into the SNL years, but if you're REALLY looking for a tears running down your cheeks, aching at your sides hilarious read, go read anything by John Hodgeman.

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    Claude Call Baltimore, MD USA 04-17-12
    Claude Call Baltimore, MD USA 04-17-12 Member Since 2014

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    "Definitely benefits from Fey reading her own book"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    The book is rather episodic in nature, which means that there are plenty of natural stop-and-start places. If you're going to listen to it during a commute or a road trip, you won't have to back up in order to re-acquaint yourself with the story.


    What about Tina Fey’s performance did you like?

    What was best about it was that it wasn't just her own voice (as in, Tina Fey did the recording), but the fact that she took the time to A) adjust some of the text to allow for the fact that it is an audiobook (e.g. referring listeners to the PDF), and B) used some of the typical inflections in her speech to help propel us through her stories. These added up to a very enjoyable experience.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    As it happens, I was on a long road trip and this is exactly what happened.


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    Vee Cel Bronx, NY 04-17-12
    Vee Cel Bronx, NY 04-17-12 Member Since 2015
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    "For Tina Fey fans!"

    The audio version is performed by Tina Fey. That's really all you need to know. Get the audio version, you will not regret it.

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    Amazon Customer Chapmansboro, TN, United States 04-17-12
    Amazon Customer Chapmansboro, TN, United States 04-17-12 Member Since 2013
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    "fantastically funny"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, this book is a book for any girl in the business world. Tina tells her life story, and she is just naturally funny.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved that Tina narrated this herself


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    Bjartur Thomsen 04-17-12 Member Since 2012
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    The book had some funny parts, but overall it was too silly for my sense of humour .

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    msmoo 04-17-12
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    "I'm 100% awesomer thanks to this book."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    First off, I love listening to books read by the author. And this one was throughly entertaining and enlightening. It made me - a sheltered good-girl - feel validated and way less lame. I'm inspired to follow my ambitious heart. Thanks for the awesomeness Tina Fey.


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    Gowri 04-17-12
    Gowri 04-17-12 Member Since 2014
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    "Very mediocre , I would not recommend"

    I love Tina Fey and bought this book but I feel that If you are not American, its unlikely you will enjoy it

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    Kelly 04-17-12
    Kelly 04-17-12
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    "Still laughing"
    What did you love best about Bossypants?

    Tina Fey's humor and honesty. The book is hilarious.


    Any additional comments?

    The audiobook recording quality sounded a little distant compared to other audiobooks, but hearing Tina Fey's narration was priceless.

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